23 May 2007
The great Northwest revival
Portland and Seattle will pick one-two in the NBA draft, and this could mean big things down the road:
Take a second to realize that [the Sonics] probably added seven nationally televised games to their schedule. Realize that on opening night the probably national doubleheader will be Detroit/San Antonio and Portland/Seattle. Realize that for the next 15 years there will be a rivalry and competition between Seattle and Portland that will be followed nationally. As much I hate Portland it is a truly great thing that they got the other top pick. We have a NW Revival in the NBA and it warms the soul.
And if it energizes the fan base, so much the better. A serious regional rivalry is good for everyone.Posted at 1:12 PM to Net Proceeds